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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Help With False Upside Down Catfish (Synodontis nigrita)

So I purchased a fish which at the store was labeled a "Lace Catfish - (Synodontis nigrita)"

From what I was told it is an false upside down catfish, however when I search this, the fish that come up look nothing like what I have.

The catfish I have is currently sitting in my 13 gallon tank alone, I had originally planned to put it in my 30 gallon tank which is home to a school of cardinal tetras, 4 glass catfish, and an angelfish.

I am worried the catfish may eat my cardinal tetras, especially one that is the oldest in the tank but has a crooked spine and has never grown and is about 1/3 of the size of the other tetras. I know it sounds dumb, but he's my favorite and the only fish in the tank I've named so I really do not want him to get eaten.

Can anyone help me identify this fish and/or tell me if it will eat my tetras? (I will try and post a picture soon)

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 08:52 PM
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That’s a feather fin catfish. I had one in my cichlid tank several years ago. All my fish were pretty big (4”+). The fact it could could handle being in a cichlid tank and those are usually aggressive, I wouldn’t suggest putting him in with your tetras.
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Here’s more info on them - they are classed as semi-aggressive http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...synodontus.php
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